Why Your Wisdom Teeth May Need to be Removed

The last set of molars in our mouths, more commonly known as the wisdom teeth, is a remnant of times when humankind had to eat much tougher foods. Since then, we’ve outgrown the need to grind out food to oblivion to get the nutrients out, and now the wisdom teeth can cause many different issues… Read more »

Some Restoration Dentistry Applications Call for a Bone Graft in Advance

Strong bone structure in your jaw is important to maintaining the full function of your mouth and is crucial to certain restoration dentistry applications. This is especially true if you are interested in having a tooth restored with a dental implant. During your initial consultation involves an oral surgeon will examine your mouth to assess… Read more »

Oral Surgery Recovery Tips

Oral surgery is a serious dental treatment, and it’s extremely important to do all you can to properly recover after your appointment. If you take the recovery period seriously, you will have the best treatment results possible. To help you recover properly, our team encourages you to do the following things: -Take it easy for… Read more »

All About Extracting Wisdom Teeth as a Preventative Measure Against Future Complications

Here at , we often recommend that you have your child’s wisdom teeth extracted as a preventative measure against future complications. Thoughtful preparation and quality aftercare will help your child get back on their feet as soon as possible. We generally recommend having wisdom teeth removed after all of your child’s permanent teeth have come… Read more »

Dental Implants Can Restore the Full Function of Your Mouth

Over the course of the last two decade dental implants have slowly started to become a new standard for replacing or restoring the full oral function of people who have lost one or more teeth. At first dental implants were only used to replace a single missing tooth. Since that time dental implant technology and… Read more »

Addressing a Reduction in Bone Structure

The bone structure in your jaw serves to anchor your teeth and provide structure to your gums. Unfortunately, problems with chronic gum disease, multiple tooth extractions, and advanced tooth decay can result in a reduction of healthy bone structure in critical parts of your jaw. Many people looking to restore a lost or extracted tooth… Read more »

What Are My Treatment Options for Gum Disease?

Gum disease, if left untreated, can do a lot of harm to your mouth. Our team wants you to have the best possible treatment for gum disease in , , which why we often recommend one or more of the following treatments: – Oral hygiene: Gum disease develops when a buildup of plaque leads to… Read more »

Tips You Need to Successfully Recover From Bone Graft Surgery

The recovery process after bone graft surgery is extremely important. In fact, it’s so important that if you don’t recover properly, your chances of success greatly decrease. So, to help you recover in the best way possible, our team is happy to provide you with the following tips: -Stop the bleeding: It’s common to experience… Read more »

Oral Pathology and Oral Cancer Self-Exams

Our oral and maxillofacial surgeons, Dr. Ercole and Dr. Geunes and their team promote ongoing oral cancer awareness for our patients. We very much want to help reduce the number who might fall prey to this deadly disease, a disease which kills people every hour of every day. At Ocean State Oral Surgery Center, in… Read more »

What is a Dental X-Ray?

A dental X-Ray in , , is an image that can find cavities, examine the tooth roots, check the health of the underlying bone, identify periodontal disease, and see the status of developing teeth. It is a vital part of your treatment plan because it can prevent as well as diagnose dental issues that can… Read more »